Basics Of Dog Care
If you own a dog, you need to worry about dog care. There are many aspects of dog care, ranging from health care, to caring for your dog's coat, to caring for your dog's happiness. Dog care is your basic responsibility as a pet owner and you need to follow a number of steps to ensure that your pet gets the proper dog care from you: oBe sure that when you groom your dog or do any of the maintenance tasks surrounding a dog - clipping nails, brushing a dog's coat, giving the dog a bath - you praise your dog and reassure him or her often. One of the basic goals of dog care is to get your dog to trust you and feel comfortable around you. Basic dog care should be a fun time for you and your dog - a chance for the two of you to spend some enjoyable time together. This will keep your dog feeling loved. If your dog is injured at some point, the trust you build during dog care rituals will be especially important because it will be this trust that will let your dog allow you close enough to let you help him or her. oYou should establish dog care rituals while your dog is still young - or, if you have adopted an older dog, from the time you get your new dog. Dog care rituals such as bathing should happen at regular intervals and you should use the same accessories each time - the same brush, the same tub. These rituals will let your dog get used to dog care and will make him or her feel more comfortable with the process. oIf you simply cannot take regular care of your dog, you need to take him or her to a groomer regularly. Overlooking basic dog care is unsanitary for your dog and for you and can make your pet feel neglected. If at all possible, spend time with your dog before and after the time with the groomer and be sure to reward your dog for good behavior after his or her appointment. oAn important part of dog care is regular vet visits and regular once-overs by you. Make sure you check your dog regularly for any signs of trouble and get him or her to the vet if you do see something suspicious. Remember: an important aim in dog care is keeping your pet healthy and safe.